Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 21
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GaryWasher Pretty good box, but not watertight
First, let's set the record straight, this product in not made in the USA. It is made in Mexico as stated on the box. The GFCI outlets are made in China. The parent company of Western Electric is GE.
Second, I do have some issues with the terminology used in the descriptions as "waterproof" or "weather resistant". The GFCI outlet has a label indicating it must be used n a "waterproof enclosure" with gaskets and caulking sealants. This enclosure has neither. In fact, with the cover fully lifted, any rain falling will be "funneled" inside the box and directly onto the GFCI units. That is a concern to me as it can disable a GFCI, resulting in it not protecting the circuit. The design of some other brands enclosures do not allow the cover to be lifted as far, and thus are less liable to this happening. I suggest placing a small self-adhesive rubber "foot" to the cover in a position to block fully opening it. See the attached photos.
The enclosure does come with the ground wires to the outlets pre-installed, so that is good. Just remember to skip the steps in the procedure about adding them. The rest of the wiring is simple, but it is very important to correctly connect the hot wiring side to the line terminals indicated. Connecting them to the load side terminals will result in power to the outlets, but no GFCI protection.
Tip: Every complaint GFCI module must provide a supplementary protection mode (Grounded-Neutral protection) that disconnects the circuit power if the load side of the neutral wire is grounded. If it is grounded, some of the leakage current through the shock victim will be routed back through the GFCI, balancing out the line leakage current that is being sensed, partly defeating its purpose. To check this function do the following once after installation. Turn on the power to the GFCIs, reset them, and short together the line neutral and load neutral terminals of each unit in turn. The unit must trip and disconnect power. If not, it is defective. If for some reason the load wiring has been done incorrectly, this can also prevent a GFCI from being reset the first time. The troubleshooting procedure does not make this clear. The push button self test does not do this test.
All-in-all this enclosure is a good one if you remember to close the cover.
May 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sebastian The best heavy duty outdoor power outlet.
The Forest Green GE Backyard Outlet with 2-20 Amp GFCI Receptacles offers an ideal way to put power outdoors. The compact design conserves space, and the rolled edge hinged door allows cords to exit freely after plugging in the cords, and closing the lid. So it is rain free/no wet connection.
The unit itself is very heavy duty and corrosion free. The Electrical features are great: GFCI Safety Circuit,Surface Mount,Tamper Resistant and Weather Resistant.
I would strongly recommend this product to anyone for the need if out door power connection.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rusty Built like a tank
Not a lot you can say about an outlet box until you pick this thing up. It is made very well and surprisingly heavy duty. I now will have plenty of outlets outback at my patio. It can be locked to keep the grandkids from tampering with it. It comes preassembled so what you see is what you get. Nice green color to fit into our landscape. It is water proof so you will reduces the chances of getting shocked.
March 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MarilynB Great for adding safe power outdoors
These backyard outlets come in handy when you need that extra electricity for your outdoor lights and tools. This outlet is well made, sturdy, and heavy-duty with ample knockouts for your wiring and ground fault circuit receptacles for safety.
I like the mild green color that blends in well outside and that the cover closes over the receptacles and can be locked if needed.
March 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PapawJeff Very High quality outdoor outlet
This is the second outdoor waterproof Receptacle box I've installed.
Its very high quality with straight forward wiring.
If you can put up a light fixture, fan, an indoor receptacle or switch, this is no problem to install.
Its a great professional look to it also
March 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mixerpilot Multiple configurations
This all weather outdoor electrical box comes with two 20 amp. GFI's. Typical multiple configuration for mounting and installation. Nice front cover that stays up when accessing receptacle but drops down covering the receptacles and leaving plenty of room for cord to drop out bottom for ease of use.
March 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Historian Life Just Got Easier!
For decades, I have had to string extension cords out a window or door to use electricity in my back yard. This GE Backyard Outlet With 2-20 Amp GFCI Receptacles solved my problems forever! The outlet box has lots of options on the sides and back with knock-outs for wiring. To my surprise, it is rated for aluminum/copper wiring. If you don't have aluminum wiring, you don't appreciate how important that is. Some unlucky folks like me, who have a 1970-built house, are stuck with aluminum wiring. Such wiring is now outlawed, because it can be dangerous, so you need to buy switches, outlets, etc., that are rated for aluminum wire to be safe. This Backyard Outlet is rated for both Aluminum and Copper wiring, so it is very safe! Plus, it has GFCI receptacles to protect you and your house in case of a short. To stop thieves from tapping into your electric supply, the box is outfitted with a padlock hole. I can't install it just yet, due to the constant rain we are having, but I will mount this box in a central location on the back of my house where I can reach it from everywhere. Thanks GE and Home Depot!
March 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hoss Good confirguration for an outside receptacle
The product is ready for mounting and hooking up. I like that I can plug some into it even if it is raining.
June 9, 2015